LibriVox recording of The Busie Body by Susanna Centlivre. Read in English by ToddHW; Greg Giordano; Larry Wilson; Sonia; Jim Locke; Mike Manolakes; Jenn Broda; Adrian Stephens; Alan Mapstone; Grace Buchanan; Andrew Gaunce; Michele Eaton; David Purdy; WendyKatzHiller A rich heiress pretending to be in love with her guardian, but with several other suitors. A jealous merchant from Spain with a beautiful but cloistered daughter. A Busy Body who tries to know everybody else's business. Conniving servants. Plot elements stolen - and improved - from Moliere, Johnson, and Dryden. Definitely comedy, and written by a very successful woman playwright. - Summary by ToddHW
Cast list: Sir George Airy. A Gentleman of Four Thousand a Year in Love with Miranda: Greg Giordano Sir Francis Gripe. Guardian to Miranda and Marplot, Father to Charles, in Love with Miranda: Mike Manolakes Charles. Friend to Sir George, in Love with Isabinda: Jim Locke Sir Jealous Traffick. A Merchant that had liv'd sometime in Spain, a great Admirer of the Spanish Customs, Father to Isabinda: Alan Mapstone Marplot. A sort of a silly Fellow, Cowardly, but very Inquisitive to know every Body's Business, generally spoils all he undertakes, yet without Design: ToddHW Whisper. Servant to Charles: Larry Wilson Miranda. An Heiress, worth Thirty Thousand Pound, really in Love with Sir George, but pretends to be so with her Guardian Sir Francis: Jenn Broda Isabinda. Daughter to Sir Jealous, in Love with Charles, but design'd for a Spanish Merchant by her Father, and kept up from the sight of all Men: Grace Buchanan Patch. Her Woman: Sonia Scentwell. Woman to Miranda: WendyKatzHiller Butler: David Purdy Drawer: Michele Eaton Servant: Andrew Gaunce Stage Directions: Adrian Stephens Editing: ToddHW
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